Class Descriptions (Kids & Adults)

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Summer Session I:  June 5 - July 23, 2017 (6 weeks) NO CLASSES THE WEEK OF JULY 4

Summer Session II:  July 24 - September 1, 2017 (6 weeks)

Class Registration:  Please register at least one week in advance of the class start date. Classes with low enrollment will be closed 3 - 5 business days before the first class.  

Cancellation Policy: A refund is given to students who cancel 10 days or more prior to the class start date.  Students who cancel enrollment within 10 days of the first class will not receive a refund.  

If a class is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, registrants will be notified by email or phone within 24 – 48 hours of the first class. Registrants will be given the opportunity to transfer to another class or issued a refund.

If you have any questions, please call 864-735-3948 or email liz@artcentergreenville.org

*Please note:  Class descriptions are listed alphabetically by medium category.


Jay Owens, Ceramics: Exploration in Hand-Building Techniques

Jay Owens, Ceramics: Exploration in Hand-Building Techniques

CERAMICS

Exploration In Hand Building Techniques

Instructor:  Jay Owens

6 week class starting Monday, June 5 (Summer Session I) & Monday, July 24 (Summer Session II)

6:30pm - 9:30pm

Level of Instruction: Beginner - Intermediate

Class Fee:  $305 / $285 Members (price includes materials fee for 1 25 lb. bag of clay, glazes,up to 3 firings)

Hand building is an essential conversation to begin exploring clay in its limitations and possibilities.  This class will introduce three foundational techniques of hand building with slab, pinch & coil construction, with our main concentration with coils. From there our study will take us to ancient’s coil work with these processes to challenge the scale and explore surface finishes in sgraffito. Students will translate old world hand building in clay to their own modern day perspectives. Course fee includes 25 lbs. of clay, bisque firing and a glaze firing. 

 
Jean-Baptiste Chuat, Fantastic Beasts & how to draw them

Jean-Baptiste Chuat, Fantastic Beasts & how to draw them

DRAWING

Fantastic Beasts and how to Draw them

Instructor:  Jean-Baptiste Chuat

6 Week Class starting Monday, June 5 (Summer Session I Only)

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Level of Instruction:  Open to young adults and adults ages 12+

Class Fee:  $190 / $170 members

Learn the key elements necessary to create believable fantasy animals from literature and your own imagination. Taught by industry professional Jean-Baptiste Chuat, this 6 week class will focus on understanding shapes and basic anatomy of your favorite animals and teach you how to take them to the next level.  Class will explore drawing techniques, learn about the meaning of character and story, and exercise strategic design methods as we build up your personal fantasy sketchbook for your own design portfolio, game-, film- or book project.  The class will conclude with a demo as the Instructor will take a student’s work and transform it into a fully rendered 3D character using state of the art digital software.

 
Nathan Bertling, Introduction to Drawing

Nathan Bertling, Introduction to Drawing

DRAWING

Introduction to Drawing

Instructor:  Nathan Bertling

6 Week Class starting Wednesday, June 7 (Summer Session I Only)

6:30pm - 9:30pm

Level of Instruction: Beginner - Intermediate

Class Fee:  $249 / $229 Members

Learn to sketch with pencil, charcoal, chalk, and pen on a variety of surfaces.  Gain an understanding of this fundamental artistic skill useful in all visual arts disciplines. In the Introduction to Drawing class you will learn basic drawing concepts in the areas of: line drawing & mass drawing; values & "emphasis," and proportion & perspective.  What's more, this six week class will give you greater self-awareness while drawing, as well as a better grasp of the range of drawing materials & media available for creative expression.

 
Nathan Bertling, Continuing Drawing

Nathan Bertling, Continuing Drawing

DRAWING

Continuing Drawing (Drawing II)

Instructor:  Nathan Bertling

6 Week Class starting Wednesday, July 26 (Summer Session II Only)

6:30pm - 9:30pm

Level of Instruction:  Intermediate - Advanced

Class Fee:  $249 / $229 Members

Building on the foundations established in Intro to Drawing, this class will deepen our exploration of drawing media and surfaces, with an eye toward enriching our expressive capabilities. While continuing to work with dry media and pen, we will also incorporate inks, ink washes, pastels, and colored pencils as we experiment with mixed media approaches. As always with Nathan, this six-week class will give you greater self-awareness in drawing, as well as a better grasp of the range of options available for creative expression.

 
Cecilia Ho, Needle & Wet Felting

Cecilia Ho, Needle & Wet Felting

FIBER

Needle & Wet Felting

Instructor:  Cecilia Ho

6 Week Class starting Tuesday, June 6 (Summer Session I Only)

6:30pm - 9:30pm

Level of Instruction: Open to young adults and adults 14+

Class/Workshop Fee:  $305 / $285 Members (price includes supplies)

Learn the basics of needle felting, wet felting, nuno felting & shibori felting. Each week students will work on a different project including wool painting, solid wool sculpture, felt jewelry, wool vessels, felted soap & nuno felted table mats and scarves. Class fee includes basic felting supplies and about 200g of NZ wool roving & US wool batt for working on 6 different projects.  No experience required. Open to anyone age 14 and up.

 
Kate Furman, Continuing Jewelry Fabrication

Kate Furman, Continuing Jewelry Fabrication

JEWELRY

Continuing Jewelry Fabrication

Instructor:  Kate Furman

6 week class starting Wednesday, June 7 (Summer Session I) & Wednesday, July 26 (Summer Session II)

6:30pm - 9:30pm

Level of Instruction:  Beginner - Advanced

Class/Workshop Fee:  $305 / $285 Members (price includes supplies)

This class is primarily for the “continuous” jewelry student. It is a work and critique space for students interested in developing their wax modeling, metal piecing, cold-connections and designing skills. Students with some experience in jewelry fabrication are encouraged to work at their own pace on their own bodies of work.  Students with limited experience in jewelry fabrication will receive more direction from the instructor.  Class demos will be determined by student need.  (Please note: class material fees do not cover casting costs. Instructor will explain and discuss these fees.)

 
Diarmuid Kelly, Oil Painting: A Simple Approach to Realism

Diarmuid Kelly, Oil Painting: A Simple Approach to Realism

PAINTING

Oil Painting:  A Simple Approach to Realism

Instructor:  Diarmuid Kelly

6 week class starting Monday, July 24 (Summer Session II Only)

9:30am - 12:30pm

Level of Instruction: Beginner - Intermediate

Class/Workshop Fee:  $249 / $229 Members

Study the oil painting techniques used by the masters to elevate your oil painting skills.  The Oil Painting:  A Simple Approach to Realism class will introduce you to the fundamentals of painting including; composition, how to arrange your paints properly on your palette, which brushes to use and when, color tone and value, perspective, underpainting and capturing detail.  In six weeks you will gain an understanding of the skills that make oil paint a forgiving medium that allows any imperfections to be easily corrected. Instructor will provide a supply list.

 
Joann Benzinger, Creative Processing

Joann Benzinger, Creative Processing

PHOTOGRAPHY

Creative Processing

Instructor:  Joann Benzinger

6 Week Class starting Thursday, June 8 (Summer Session I Only)

9:30am - 12:30pm

Level of Instruction: Beginner - Intermediate

Class/Workshop Fee:  $249/ $229 Members

Go beyond traditional photographic processes to explore the alternative processes of Cyanotypes, image transfers and gel transfers. This is a working class and students are encouraged to bring images to work with and to explore beyond the specifics presented in the class.  Begin with cyanotypes - also know as "sunprints" - one of the earliest forms of print photography that uses the sun or UV lights to create a contact print from a film negative or solid object. We will coat our own paper and experiment with various paper types, other receiving surfaces and colorizing using household supplies like coffee ore tea.  Class will also create image transfers from transparencies - transferring an image from film transparency to other surfaces such as watercolor paper, canvas, metal, and wood.  And explore gel transfers - the process of coating an image with a gel medium and then either lifting the image off the paper as it becomes embedded in a skin of gel or pressing the image on a receiving surface and removing the paper.

 
Joann Benzinger, Intro to Adobe Lightroom

Joann Benzinger, Intro to Adobe Lightroom

PHOTOGRAPHY

Beginner DSLR Photography

Instructor:  Joann Benzinger

6 Week Class starting Thursday, July 27 (Summer Session II only)

9:30am - 12:30pm

Level of Instruction:  Beginner - Intermediate

Class/Workshop Fee:  $249/ $229 Members

In this 6 week class you will break through the barrier that has kept you in the “Auto” mode on your DSLR camera and learn and how to manually change settings so you know how to take the photograph you have visualized in your mind.  Students will experiment using different apertures and shutter speeds as well as different ISOs and white balances.  The class will cover use and care of your camera and related equipment, the menus and options found on most DSLR cameras, and how to compose a photograph that is balanced and visually compelling.  Please be prepared for going outside when weather permits.